Luke Hyams joined YouTube Originals in 2017 as Head of Originals EMEA, overseeing the platform's original content productions and development slate. During his tenure, his projects at YouTube Originals have included the documentary Terms and Conditions: A UK Drill Story, Together We Rise, Virtually History, How to be: Behzinga and Birthday Song.
Prior to YouTube Originals, Luke was the Director of Global Content for The Walt Disney Company. Previously, Luke was Chief Content Officer for International at Maker Studios, and Head of Production at PAE Media, which was based in Bejing City, China. Starting his career at BBC as a presenter, Luke is also a writer, director and producer, and he as produced multiple shorts, music promos and web series. His credits include original series' Bitchcraft, The Hidden City, and three seasons of Dubplate Drama – the worlds’ first interactive drama for Channel 4 & MTV and KateModern for Bebo, which was BAFTA nominated.
At the Banff Media Festival, we met with Netflix and took a ride up Sulphur Mountain on the gondola. That’s where we made the pitch. - Naveen Prasad, EVP and GM, Elevation Pictures